Amazing XKCD Animation Shows How Often Things Happen Around The World

Randall Munroe charts the frequency of 50 events around the world in a recent brilliant xkcd webcomic (recirculated by Cardiff Garcia).

You can read a more thorough explanation of the chart here, noting that heartbeats happen 70 times per minute, the U.S. builds a car 8.6 times per minutes, a pet cat kills a mockingbird a shocking 33 times per minute, and more.

A version of the Creative Commons-licensed chart appears below:

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